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et·y·mol·o·gize

 (ĕt′ə-mŏl′ə-jīz′)
v. et·y·mol·o·gized, et·y·mol·o·giz·ing, et·y·mol·o·giz·es
v.tr.
To trace and state the etymology of.
v.intr.
To give or suggest the etymology of a word.

etymologize

(ˌɛtɪˈmɒləˌdʒaɪz) or

etymologise

vb
(Linguistics) to trace, state, or suggest the etymology of (a word)

et•y•mol•o•gize

(ˌɛt əˈmɒl əˌdʒaɪz)

v. -gized, -giz•ing. v.t.
1. to trace the history of (a word).
v.i.
2. to give the etymology of words.
3. to study etymology.
[1520–30; < Late Latin]

etymologize


Past participle: etymologized
Gerund: etymologizing

Imperative
etymologize
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Present
I etymologize
you etymologize
he/she/it etymologizes
we etymologize
you etymologize
they etymologize
Preterite
I etymologized
you etymologized
he/she/it etymologized
we etymologized
you etymologized
they etymologized
Present Continuous
I am etymologizing
you are etymologizing
he/she/it is etymologizing
we are etymologizing
you are etymologizing
they are etymologizing
Present Perfect
I have etymologized
you have etymologized
he/she/it has etymologized
we have etymologized
you have etymologized
they have etymologized
Past Continuous
I was etymologizing
you were etymologizing
he/she/it was etymologizing
we were etymologizing
you were etymologizing
they were etymologizing
Past Perfect
I had etymologized
you had etymologized
he/she/it had etymologized
we had etymologized
you had etymologized
they had etymologized
Future
I will etymologize
you will etymologize
he/she/it will etymologize
we will etymologize
you will etymologize
they will etymologize
Future Perfect
I will have etymologized
you will have etymologized
he/she/it will have etymologized
we will have etymologized
you will have etymologized
they will have etymologized
Future Continuous
I will be etymologizing
you will be etymologizing
he/she/it will be etymologizing
we will be etymologizing
you will be etymologizing
they will be etymologizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been etymologizing
you have been etymologizing
he/she/it has been etymologizing
we have been etymologizing
you have been etymologizing
they have been etymologizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been etymologizing
you will have been etymologizing
he/she/it will have been etymologizing
we will have been etymologizing
you will have been etymologizing
they will have been etymologizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been etymologizing
you had been etymologizing
he/she/it had been etymologizing
we had been etymologizing
you had been etymologizing
they had been etymologizing
Conditional
I would etymologize
you would etymologize
he/she/it would etymologize
we would etymologize
you would etymologize
they would etymologize
Past Conditional
I would have etymologized
you would have etymologized
he/she/it would have etymologized
we would have etymologized
you would have etymologized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.etymologize - give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word); "The linguist probably etymologized the words incorrectly"; "Although he is not trained in this, his hobby is etymologizing"
educe, derive - develop or evolve from a latent or potential state
2.etymologize - construct the history of words
linguistics - the scientific study of language
reconstruct, retrace, construct - reassemble mentally; "reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"
References in periodicals archive ?
Koponen's way of etymologising words, which only leads to indeterminate and arbitrary solutions:
Maltby, The Limits of Etymologising, "Aevum Antiquum" 6 (1993), 257-275; e J.
13) More recently, in the same tradition of imaginative etymologising, an essay by Ross Downing comments (in syntax that matches the shakiness of the argument):